Ponda Baba Popovers
- Decide you want popovers.
- Realize that you should have decided an hour ago to let six eggs get to room temperature.
- Proceed anyway.
- Preheat heat oven to 450.
- Nuke milk in the microwave for two minutes or until warm to touch.
- Sift dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
- Crack six eggs into separate large mixing bowl.
- Grab a Darth-Vader-lightsaber-red hand blender and blend until frothy and pale.
- Add milk to eggs and continue blending.
- Slowly add flour to liquid mixture and blend until smooth while humming "Han and Leia" by John Williams.
- If you're patient like Palpatine -- who waited more than four decades before the culmination of his revenge on the Jedi -- wait an hour to let the batter rest.
- If you're impatient like Anakin -- whose impatience ultimately lead to a hot lava bath and persistent asthma -- proceed to next step.
- Realize you don't own popover pans.
- Proceed anyway with two muffin pans instead.
- Spray muffin pans with nonstick spray. Don't be stingy.
- Make sure there's plenty of vertical space in your oven's rack configuration.
- Place muffin pans on cookie sheets.
- Fill cups to brim and put in oven.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Reduce temperature to 375 and bake for 30 more minutes.
- Remove popovers from oven and pans.
- Enjoy with maple syrup or whatever topping you like.
I discovered that the mini muffin pan actually seems to work better when rushing the process as they hold their shape a bit better. If you go that route, then bake at 450 for about 10 minutes and 375 for another 10 instead. Ovens are weird, so you’ll have to eyeball it.
Also, these are NOT going to be the prettiest popovers you’ve ever seen, but the texture is good and they taste great. Not unlike the Millennium Falcon, they make not look like much, but they’ve got it where it counts. They should be a beautiful golden brown on the outside while soft and airy on the inside.
Lastly, I chose Ponda Baba’s name to replace Neiman Marcus because:Add to Favourites